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Platinum Builder Award

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty recognizes The Commodore Corporation as a Platinum Builder for 2018!

The Commodore Corporation is proud to accept this award from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty!

The award is described as below:

The Platinum Builder Award Recognizes accomplished builders who demonstrate leadership in new construction with innovations in design, marketing strategy, and construction technology. These builders think big while remaining committed to provide the personal touch that connects home buyers to the communities in which they build.

 

Color of the Year!

DESIGN NOTES:

The end of the year always heralds the announcements for “The Color of the Year” by various paint companies and those who specialize in forecasting color trends. The color palette seems to be getting warmer for both fashion and interiors.  Pantone’s color of the year “Living Coral” is a vibrant color and is already influencing the fashion world.

Sherwin Williams’ color of the year is “Cavern Clay” which is a nice soft version that can blend with many other colors including some of the gray colors. It makes a nice accent wall and is not overwhelming in a whole room.

You may want to consider adding pops of the 2019 color of the year to your interiors to warm up the look.

 

Debbie Stutsman

Corporate Director of Design

The Commodore Corporation

 

Design Notes!

They have always said that design goes in cycles, and the new cycle is trending to mid-century modern. Think clean lines, lighter feeling furniture, channel that “fifties look”. With the fall furniture market this year we are seeing this influence. Curves are everywhere and they are showing up everywhere from upholstery to case goods, even in lighting and accessories. There is a resurgence of wicker, rattan and caned furniture. These organic pieces add warmth to any interior and keep any interior from looking too harsh.

“Color blocking”, using a bold color on a single wall or piece of furniture, is softening with more pastel tones and subtle patterns and textures. There is also more use of earthy tones in rust, copper and soft gold, which blends with the appearance of brass and gold tone hardware.

The “farmhouse/shiplap” look is still strong but does show signs of starting to trend down. Younger buyers are looking at other clean looks to define their spaces and the mid-century look fits their style. Here is an overview of some of the new looks at this fall’s furniture market:

LeLand Ranch takes the Stage!

  The Manorwood series is a collection of homes that covers the entire spectrum of homebuilding. If it is small and basic – Manorwood has the design for you. If you are looking for a custom design that requires a total redraw by our in-house drafting team, Manorwood can do it. Manorwood’s plans are popular in every area of the Northeast.

The LeLand Home has a gorgeous Exterior Appeal.  The LeLand is standard with a Covered Porch and Attached Garage! The LeLand is a three bedroom and two bathroom home, with a standard basement entry and Cape Cod roof pitch!

A large formal entry way welcomes into the LeLand Home.  The secondary bedrooms and guest bathroom is located off the formal entry, as well as the large Great Room.  The spacious Great Room features an optional fireplace and ship lap feature wall, 3 large windows letting in great natural light, and a built-in bookshelf space! The Great Room is open into the bright Kitchen space! The Kitchen is shown with our White Cabinetry, Galley Sink, WilsonArt Countertops, and new Black Stainless Whirlpool Appliances!   Two fixed Windows and a Sliding Patio Door in the nook space add to the great natural light that this homes has.  Off the Kitchen is the Utility Room as well as the Master Bedroom Suite.  Double doors lead you into the Master Bedroom, which includes a large walk in closet, as well as a spacious bathroom.  A 4’x6’ Walk-in Ceramic Tile shower, double vanity with LED Lighted mirrors make this bathroom one of dreams!

Our LeLand has many features to see! Check out our Photo Gallery, the Virtual Tour, and the Video Walk through of the home here:

https://www.manorwoodhomes.com/homes/manorwood-ranch-&-cape-homes/le-land/nu702a/cape/?home_id=3601

Manorwood Fall Builder Show

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We had a successful Builder Show this past month.

We had one Manorwood Home on Display that represented our new Evolving strategy at Manorwood Homes.  We had many updates to our standard features and options for our 2018 product, evolving the product to the next level!

Some Standard Feature examples include:

  • New 3/4 Overlay Cabinet system
  • Soft Close Undermount Drawer Guides 100#
  • Whirlpool Appliances

We added many new options, including several new ceramic tile backsplash options, ship lap accent walls, LED fireplaces, Moen Faucets, Prairie Grid Windows, and much more!

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Below is a link to our show model we displayed, including photos, a video tour, as well as a 360 virtual tour of the home.

LeLand Ranch  – NU702A

Color of the Year Design Notes

Announcing the color of the year for 2017…green. In various shades and a bit different from source to source but it is in fact green. Quite a big change from the various shades of white a year ago. It follows the influence of botanical looks that surround us and is also acting as a calming agent in our turbulent world right now.

 

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“LUSH” SHAW’S COLOR OF THE YEAR

Lush is nature’s neutral. From the tallest trees to the deepest valleys, green surrounds us. It’s vibrant, but at the same time, soothing. It changes with the seasons without ever getting old or boring. It’s sprouting up in interior design and fashion trends across the world. Lush spans every style, from glamorous to rustic to contemporary. It can be a statement color, and it plays just as nice with jewel tones as it does with popular neutral hues. Lush can also be used as an accent color to pull out subtle hues in a tweed carpet, bold print or throw pillow. Lush is an excellent companion to hardwood flooring. Just as you’d see in nature, Lush greens are an organic complement to the natural beauty of hardwood.

The Binkley Ranch – Award Winner!

We had the opportunity last week to accept and award for our Binkley Ranch Model!

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The 2017 National Industry Awards Competition was held last week, and we accepted the award for Best New Modular Home Design – 1800 square feet or less!

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Visit Binkley’s Floorplan page to see the floorplan, photos, features, video, and tour!

Here is the description for our Binkley!

Binkley Ranch has a great exterior with a factory built recessed entry way and optional dormers! Our Binkley Ranch has many different exterior combinations, to customize and create the dream exterior for the customer.  The recessed entry way leads you into a spacious and open Great Room. A recessed tray ceiling with ceiling beams gives this space some instant character.  Three large windows also let great natural light into the space.  The Great Room is open into the large Kitchen & Nook! The eat-in Kitchen Nook is a bright space that nicely fits a dining table and has a clearview door to the backyard.  The Nook & Kitchen both have our Woodland Hickory Homestead Laminate flooring by Armstrong.   The kitchen is our Chiffon Mission Flat Panel Classic Craft Cabinetry.  Our Classic Craft Cabinetry is our factory built KCMA approved cabinetry system. Classic Craft Cabinetry endures a series of rigorous test, measuring structural integrity. Cabinet doors, drawers and even the finish is tested before earning the KCMA Cabinet Certification.  The kitchen provides a gathering place for family and friends, the heart of the home needs to be functional yet inviting. The Binkley cabinet layout is perfect for the cook of the family, and the island space provides extra prep space as well as a great space for gathering.  The back wall of the kitchen is a triple window with beautiful built-in cabinetry cubby spaces above. The Chiffon cabinetry with our Sienna Maple island look fantastic with our Wilsonart Bianco Romano countertops and Alabaster Sands ceramic backsplash with Fanfare mosaic insert. Our Binkley also includes our GE Gold Plus Stainless Steel Appliance Package and an additional Over the range Microwave.  A walk-in pantry with great additional storage space is also located in the Kitchen & Nook space.  A spacious Utility room is off the kitchen, prepping the home for an optional front garage application on site.  The Utility space has a washer and dryer hook ups, built-in cabinetry between appliances and a laundry sink, a window is standard here, with an exterior door being optional. The bedrooms in this home are separated by the living space. The Master Bedroom is off the Kitchen, it features a walk-in closet, and an attached Master Bathroom. The Master Bathroom features double lav sinks with our Chiffon Maple Cabinetry, and our optional 48”x72” walk-in ceramic tile shower! The tile shower is shown in Raffia with Evening Mixer mosaic accent. The secondary bedrooms are off the Great Room and are fairly equal in size and closet space.  The secondary bathroom is also located off the  Great Room and is a large size for a secondary bathroom. It includes optional double lav sinks, a tub/shower combination, a linen cabinet and space!  A great floorplan for any family!

Binkley Ranch

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Binkley Ranch has a great exterior with a factory built recessed entry way and optional dormers! Our Binkley Ranch has many different exterior combinations, to customize and create the dream exterior for the customer.  The recessed entry way leads you into a spacious and open Great Room. A recessed tray ceiling with ceiling beams gives this space some instant character.  Three large windows also let great natural light into the space.  The Great Room is open into the large Kitchen & Nook! The eat-in Kitchen Nook is a bright space that nicely fits a dining table and has a clearview door to the backyard.  The Nook & Kitchen both have our Woodland Hickory Homestead Laminate flooring by Armstrong.   The kitchen is our Chiffon Mission Flat Panel Classic Craft Cabinetry.  Our Classic Craft Cabinetry is our factory built KCMA approved cabinetry system. Classic Craft Cabinetry endures a series of rigorous test, measuring structural integrity. Cabinet doors, drawers and even the finish is tested before earning the KCMA Cabinet Certification.  The kitchen provides a gathering place for family and friends, the heart of the home needs to be functional yet inviting. The Binkley cabinet layout is perfect for the cook of the family, and the island space provides extra prep space as well as a great space for gathering.  The back wall of the kitchen is a triple window with beautiful built-in cabinetry cubby spaces above. The Chiffon cabinetry with our Sienna Maple island look fantastic with our Wilsonart Bianco Romano countertops and Alabaster Sands ceramic backsplash with Fanfare mosaic insert. Our Binkley also includes our GE Gold Plus Stainless Steel Appliance Package and an additional Over the range Microwave.  A walk-in pantry with great additional storage space is also located in the Kitchen & Nook space.  A spacious Utility room is off the kitchen, prepping the home for an optional front garage application on site.  The Utility space has a washer and dryer hook ups, built-in cabinetry between appliances and a laundry sink, a window is standard here, with an exterior door being optional. The bedrooms in this home are separated by the living space. The Master Bedroom is off the Kitchen, it features a walk-in closet, and an attached Master Bathroom. The Master Bathroom features double lav sinks with our Chiffon Maple Cabinetry, and our optional 48”x72” walk-in ceramic tile shower! The tile shower is shown in Raffia with Evening Mixer mosaic accent. The secondary bedrooms are off the Great Room and are fairly equal in size and closet space.  The secondary bathroom is also located off the  Great Room and is a large size for a secondary bathroom. It includes optional double lav sinks, a tub/shower combination, a linen cabinet and space!  A great floorplan for any family!

**Please note that many features of this home described above are optional.  Please visit our standard features pages to view the standards for this home.

Take a Virtual Tour HERE!

Design Note: Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore paints has announced its “color of the year” for 2017,

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Shadow 2117-30. It is a dark, muted amythest purple toned color which is quite a contrast to last year’s color of the year, which was a shade of white. It will pair well most shades of grey and neutral beige to provide a nice contrast. Use it as an accent in bedrooms or dining rooms to give the space a calm feeling. Pair it with soft yellow for a touch of sophistication or with white to provide contrast in a room. This is a color that will also start showing up in accessories and linens as well, providing touches of richness to your bathroom or dining table.

 

Debbie Stutsman

Corporate Director of Design

The Commodore Corporation